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Solihull Reliability Trial 23/02/19

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Inspired by 100 in 8 rides of the 60s.

Solihull ride started at the Blue Bell Inn out at Earlswood.

Weather forecast warm and sunny but to start cool and very foggy.

Pleased to say it cleared by Evesham.

Roger B and Tess set of and picked up Tim Crumpton just after the start but he shot of with a

faster group before we had chance for a chat.

Pleased to say we caught up with him at the stop at Fladbury for tea and cakes.

With a lot of catching up to do forgot to get the camera out.

I think his legs were hurting and decided to join us for a steady return ride.

A few pics of the ride back.

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The view looking back from the top of Fordhall Hill note the BLUE sky Temp 16 degs and only the last Sunday in Feb.

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Tess having a spot of trouble with her LH shoe cleat can't get her foot un clipped.

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Nearly dropped the camera again.

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Tim rolls of down the road.

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Tim looking as stylish as ever.

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Back at the finish Tess try's to remove her shoe from the peddle.

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But we end up leaving it attached to drive home a job for me on Monday morning.

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Found the Blue Bell to busy to get a drink so went round the corner to The Bulls Head and found it full of Solihull riders.

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Found some seats inside for light refreshments Tess in charge.

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A great day out good company and weather. Nice to catch up with some old friends.

Roger sets of for home after doing the driving.

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PS. have removed shoe from  peddle found one of the screws had dropped out of the Cleat which let it just rotate on the bottom of the shoe.

 

 

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